Dr Rae Kaspiew is a socio-legal researcher with particular expertise in family law and family violence. Rae manages the family law research program at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
This webinar was held on 29 October 2013.
Coordinated Family Dispute Resolution (CFDR) was a pilot program applied in parenting cases where there was a history of family violence. The evaluation of the pilot, conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, highlighted a number of challenges arising in the context of multi-disciplinary, multi-agency practice with a complex client group.
In this webinar, Rae Kaspiew, Max Lewington, Angela Lynch and Rachael Field examined learnings for practice from the empirical evaluation evidence. The webinar also addressed justifications for the CFDR model, and whether there is an ongoing need for it in the family law system. Practical ideas that can be transferred from a CFDR environment to be implemented in family dispute resolution more generally were also explored.